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George Orwell's 1984 Part One Quiz

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A quiz for attentive readers who have completed part one of the novel, 1984 by George Orwell.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

    • B. 

      Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions.

    • C. 

      The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats.

    • D. 

      BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.

    • E. 

      Winston kept his back turned from the telescreen.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      He's afraid of confined spaces.

    • B. 

      There is no electricity due to the economic drive and preparations for Hate Week.

    • C. 

      It is seldom working.

    • D. 

      He wishes to avoid seeing the Big Brother poster.

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Through the use of telescreens which hear and see your every move.

    • B. 

      By having Police Patrols look into people's windows.

    • C. 

      The thought police.

    • D. 

      Use of children who act as spies and report their parents

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    What is Winston's address? Where does he live?
    • A. 

      Victory Mansion. Air-Strip One. Eastasia.

    • B. 

      Victory Mansions. Air-Strip One. Germany. Eurasia.

    • C. 

      Victory Mansions. London. Air-Strip One. Oceania.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Ministry of Truth

    • B. 

      Ministry of Plenty

    • C. 

      Ministry of Love

    • D. 

      Ministry of Peace

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      April 4th, 1984. I'm not sure this is even the correct date.

    • B. 

      April 4th, 1984. Down with Big Brother! Down with Big Brother! Down with Big Brother!

    • C. 

      April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks.

    • D. 

      April 4th, 1984. I need to connect with O'Brien.

    • E. 

      April 4th, 1984. typical prole reaction they never--

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      She unnerves him, baffles him, frustrates him.

    • B. 

      She intrigues him, entices him, confuses him.

    • C. 

      She enlightens him, calms him, soothes him.

    • D. 

      She disgusts him, scares him, excites him.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The face of Emmanuel Goldstein flashes onto the screen.

    • B. 

      People scream and throw things.

    • C. 

      People are prostrate with prayer for Big Brother.

    • D. 

      There is hypnotic-like chants for Big Brother.

    • E. 

      People inflict pain on each other.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The Thought Police.

    • B. 

      Mr. Parsons

    • C. 

      Mrs. Parsons

    • D. 

      Syme

    • E. 

      Tillotson

  • 10. 
    The children call Winston a Eurasion spy, threaten to vaporize him, and are upset about not being able to go see WHAT?
    • A. 

      The movies in Victory Square.

    • B. 

      Their father at work.

    • C. 

      A hanging.

    • D. 

      A parade.

    • E. 

      Spy training.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Vaporization

    • B. 

      Newspeak

    • C. 

      Ingsoc

    • D. 

      Doublespeak

    • E. 

      Physical jerks

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A fellow worker in the Fiction Department.

    • B. 

      A war hero-turned-traitor who evaded capture and disappeared.

    • C. 

      Winston's neighbor in the Records Department.

    • D. 

      A fictitious person created by Winston for a rewritten Times article.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      He is working on the eleventh edition of the Newspeak dictionary.

    • B. 

      He asks Winston if he has any razor blades.

    • C. 

      He is too intelligent and therefore Winston believes he'll be vaporized.

    • D. 

      He lacks discretion.

    • E. 

      He admires Parsons.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      She and Winston were/are married.

    • B. 

      Winston says she was tall, fair-haired, very straight, with splendid movements.

    • C. 

      Winston says she was smart and classy.

    • D. 

      Winston says she was a frigid sex partner, only wanting sex once a week to fulfill their duty to the Party.

  • 15. 
    Complete the sentence: If there is hope it lies with__________.
    • A. 

      Prayer.

    • B. 

      Submission.

    • C. 

      Emmanuel Goldstein

    • D. 

      The Proles

    • E. 

      None of the above. There is no hope.

  • 16. 
    Who were Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?
    • A. 

      Among the last survivors of the original leaders of the Revolution.

    • B. 

      Friends of O'Brien.

    • C. 

      Fictional characters created by Winston in a Times rewrite.

    • D. 

      Musicians employed by the Ministry of Peace.

  • 17. 
    Choose the best answer: To be able to say that 2+2=4 represents _____________.
    • A. 

      Freedom

    • B. 

      Abandonment of Ownlife

    • C. 

      A rejection of Individualism

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      Complicity

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      To the abandoned, forbidden libraries.

    • B. 

      To the Prole sector.

    • C. 

      To the Ministry of Truth

  • 19. 
    What do Proles and animals have in common?
    • A. 

      They are free.

    • B. 

      They are regularly sacrificed.

    • C. 

      They are stupid.

    • D. 

      They are easily trained.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Some black dye to color his hair.

    • B. 

      A turquoise gem that reminds him of his mother.

    • C. 

      Three packages of razor blades.

    • D. 

      An old LIFE magazine.

    • E. 

      A coral paperweight.

  • 21. 
    What is it about the room upstairs that fascinates Winston?
    • A. 

      It does not have a telescreen.

    • B. 

      It looks just like his mother's old room.

    • C. 

      It contains a secret staircase.

    • D. 

      It cannot be seen from the outside.

  • 22. 
    Who does Winston see as he leaves Charrington's shop?
    • A. 

      A woman who reminds him of his mother.

    • B. 

      A woman that IS his mother!

    • C. 

      The dark haired girl from the fiction department

    • D. 

      Tom Parsons

    • E. 

      The thought police.

  • 23. 
    Who does Winston believe says to him in an image, "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness"?
    • A. 

      Charrington

    • B. 

      Syme

    • C. 

      O'Brien

    • D. 

      Tillotson

    • E. 

      Big Brother

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      It seems to be hypnotizing him into submission.

    • B. 

      He cannot remember the last verse.

    • C. 

      The dark-haired girl was humming it.

    • D. 

      It seems to be a secret code and he needs to figure it out.

    • E. 

      It makes him nauseous.

  • 25. 
    The War Slogans are: War is_____Freedom is _____Ignorance is _______
    • A. 

      Inevitable. Seldom. Slavery.

    • B. 

      Peace. Seldom. Slavery.

    • C. 

      Peace. Slavery. Strength.

    • D. 

      Peace, Strength. Slavery.

    • E. 

      RIght. Truth. Strength.